Natural and extremely remote Environment
The Falkland Islands are extremely remote and in general remain a natural environment untouched by man. This poses its own risk to travellers not familiar with the conditions. The only Hospital is in Stanley; therefore help may not be immediately available, due to the remoteness of some locations. While this should not dissuade people from visiting, it should encourage visitors to exercise caution and make a realistic evaluation of their own abilities and flexibility when choosing a trip.
Will weather affect my trip?
Through careful planning and years of experience, we are able to estimate that the chances of a flight to Falkland Islands suffering a delay are extremely slim. However, on trips to such a remote part of the world where the climate is constantly changing, there is no real way of predicting the weather, the Falklands at times is renowned for experiencing four seasons in one day.
There are currently two international flights to the Falkland Islands. One flight a week Via South America with Lan Airline and two direct flights from the UK via the RAF Airbridge.
Please bear in mind from a planning perspective to be cautious and conservative with allowing an element for flight delays. We therefore strongly suggest when travelling to allow at least two days either side of your trip for contingency.
Domestic flights within the Falkland Islands - FIGAS
(Falkland Islands Government Air Service)
Flight schedules for our internal air service are arranged on a daily basis, according to demand and weather conditions. The time of departure and routing are announced in the evening prior to departure. Departure times can vary from 0700 to early evening; the length of flight depends on the routing.
Again flights between Islands can be delayed or changed due to weather and you may have to alter your holiday itinerary based on this factor. Please feel reassured that if this happens during your holiday, we will make all the alternative arrangements for accommodation, transfers, and tours on your behalf, to ensure your holiday plans are disrupted as little as possible.
When booking a holiday to the Falkland Islands please ensure you have sufficient insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your holiday. Take time to confirm that all activities, excursions and destinations are included. Ideally your cover would include, but not be limited to adequate: medical evacuation, legal, cancellation, delay and personal possession cover.
When flying with the RAF , you are advised to check that your insurance policy does not have exclusion for non- commercial flights.